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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Blessings

"So often we ask god to bless what we are doing...perhaps, we should be doing what god is blessing???"
A quote from ringwood Salvo's this morning-(my official new church-how exciting!).

So, what exactly do we mean when we ask god to bless something or someone? I mean... We arent just asking him something small, his blessings are HUGE, so is it just a formality now? Is a blessing just something to say or something to fill in a silence during prayer? Do we truely want god to bless us, or are we just following a simple formality that we have grown so accustomed to?
That scares me... honeslty i dont usually pray for a blessing, more guidance or a sign, but there are occasions when i ask god to bless me, those around me or a specific event. I know that when i ask god to bless something, i beleive that he will, i trust that his love will touch those around me, nd myself.

But... to ask for blessing we have to know what a blessing is right?
Well the dictionary says that a blessing is:
"To request of God the bestowal of divine favor on someone or something"
I'm not sure that i would use the word 'favor' but... i quite like that definition... what do you think?

I'm not really sure what i had to say about blessings, its kinda slipped out of my brain, but even still... what do you think about blessings and the question of whether or not some use these words as a fill in or just say them as a formality...?
Hmmmm

Just quickly, at the moment i am facing a few decisions, life changing ones, and honestly i am not to sure what to do... I have been praying for quite some time that a clear path would be shown... hasnt been shown, or if it has i am too blind to see it, so if possible could you please just pray...

1 Comments:

At 13 January, 2007, Blogger Melissa said...

Well, I supose you already know my thoughts on this, but anyway...

Who really needs the blessing?
Who benefits from the blessing that we ask for?
What is the purpose of blessing?

At church today we were thinking about how we can share what we already have, therefore "blessing" one another. I thought that was a good way to think of it.

Hope you're well!
Thinking of you.

 

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